Essential for the extension developer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this extension for years now and am glad to finally see Ted finally moved it to AMO.

This extension is an extension developer's best friend. If you're an extension developer, this extension is a MUST-HAVE.

The JS shell (by Jesse Ruderman; included as one of several tools in this extension) with chrome privileges is essential to smooth extension development.

The "Enable Debugging Preferences" makes it a snap to configure new profiles for development; no need to remember javascript.options.showInConsole, disable XUL caching, and associated friends.

The real-time XUL editor makes screen prototyping dead easy. It's also great for sharing/debugging XUL with colleagues over email or pastebins.

The other tools are: an extension builder wizard, javascript environment, javascript injector, real-time HTML editor, regular expression evaluator, and an XPath evaulator.

Ted really needs to be commended for bundling these tools and maintaining this extension. There would be far fewer Firefox extensions -- and buggy ones -- if this extension didn't exist.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Hooray! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yay! Extended for FF3!

This should be included in a build for developers. This is such a vital tool for making Firefox extensions and even handy for other web developers (live HTML preview, JavaScript environment, and regular expressions--the immediate feedback without needing to open a new window, save a test file to a folder, etc., is invaluable in speeding development). The extension builder got me into building extensions in the first place.

Be aware of the toolbar icons (View->Toolbars->Customize) as they are a must.

Small note: with the XUL editor, if you open it in a new window, it seems to have fewer privs (had problems testing a controller).

One request: please allow customization of default text in windows, at least the HTML editor. If not, please at least make the default HTML text include a fully well-formed document and an empty script tag to try out JavaScript so we can play with JavaScript/HTML/CSS interaction without needing to type the script tags in each time...

An XHTML 1.1 editor might be nice too to get immediate well-formedness errors, though one can kind of use the XUL editor for that (though not with real HTML styling).

Small bug (with FF3?): Might not be ext's fault, but reloading chrome (with a lot of windows open at least) caused FF to crash, and I had problems in FF2 with reload chrome causing multiple windows to be opened when reopening Firefox later.

Again, awesome work, thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

first, hehe

funny, useful
and could be great

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

now works with 3.0 rc1
thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Like Firebug for web developers, this extension is a must-have for anyone working on extensions, and is actually pretty useful for web devs as well, really. Not for casual users, but a necessary tool for power users.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Invaluable; should be in the arsenal of every extension developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.0.20080526).